Daily Archives: August 15, 2010

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Did this catch any of my readers?

Apparently the new Tweet button, which I ALMOST loaded on this blog, had a flaw, especially for Firefox users like me.
I’m glad I didn’t connect it.
clipped from mashable.com

New Tweet Button Temporarily Hoses the Internet

Apologies if our homepage looked like the above momentarily, but it wasn’t our fault, we swear! The new official “tweet button,” which was rolled out yesterday, had a malfunction that rendered an error message in Firefox (Firefox) and essentially rendered Web browsers useless.
Lots of other people noticed too, including popular blog host Squarespace (SquareSpace) and tech news site Ars Technica. While not a long lasting problem, you can imagine the scale of it being pretty enormous, considering Tweetmeme (Tweetmeme) reported yesterday that its button (now the official tweet button) is viewed 750 million times daily.
Twitter (Twitter)’s acknowledged a “momentary problem” and says the issue should now be fixed. Whew. If you’re still seeing the errors here or elsewhere, be sure to clear your cache.

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Cartoon(s) of the Week – Does anyone know where we’re heading?

It was a big week for cartoons… lots of problems, few solutions, and a political culture that is falling apart. There were over 25 contenders for this week’s winners, and 7 that made the cut:

Ben Sargent in Statesman.com:

Time to decide who an American really is…

– and –

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

… because Americans have the right to worship where they want to…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Co0nstitution:

… and the right to determine who their enemies are…

– and –

Pat Oliphant, NY Times News Service:

… Thankfully, the Republicans have a plan to solve everything (which they don’t want to announce)…

– and –

Jimmy Margulies in the North Jersey Record:

… although at least part of their plan is what got us into this mess in the first place…

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Bruce Plante in the Tulsa World (a first-timer here):

…but maybe the Tea Baggers will get the who’s who of 21st Century Politics straight (or gay)…

– and –

David Horsey on SeattlePi.com:

… at least we have Obama to blame everything on!